Thursday May 7, 2009
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Brian McCann will join the Atlanta Braves in Philadelphia on Friday after a successful tryout of his new glasses in a minor league rehab game on Thursday night.
McCann was 1-for-3 with a run-scoring double and a walk in a game with Triple-A Gwinnett. He also threw out a baserunner in Gwinnett's 4-0 win over Syracuse.
It was McCann's first time playing with glasses at any level. He said he would fly to Philadelphia early Friday. He's eligible to come off the disabled list that day.
McCann had laser surgery on his eyes after the 2007 season and said he had "perfect eyesight for a year and a half." He said he began to struggle with blurred vision "all of a sudden" this season.
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